THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER HUCKLEBERRY FINN

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THE ADVENTURES OFTOM SAWYER & HUCKLEBERRY FINNCAST OF CHARACTERS:Showboat Captain (also plays Percy, Injun Joe, Preacher)Dolly, Captain's wife (also plays Aunt Polly, Schoolteacher)Tom SawyerHarley, the first mate (plays Jim)Colin, showboat actor (plays Huck)Abigail, showboat actress (plays Becky)

AS THE LIGHTS COME UP WE SEE A SHOWBOAT UPSTAGE.THE PADDLEWHEEL IS STILL TURNING AND SMOKE STILL FLOWS FROM THESMOKESTACK THE BOAT HAS JUST DOCKED AT A WHARF. THE SHOWBOAT CREWAND COMPANY ARE ON HE DECK SINGING AND WAVING. AS THEY SING THEGANGPLANK IS LOWERED AND THEY SET UP THEm "PLAYING AREA" BOTH ON ANDOFF THE BOAT. ON DECK IS THE CAPTAIN OF THE SHOWBOAT, A MAN OF :MIDDLEYEARS WHO IS PROBABLY MORE OF A SHOWMAN THAN A SEAMAN; THE CAPTAIN'SWIFE, DOLLY WHO IS ALSO THE LEADING LADY; ABIGAIL, THE INGENUE; HARLEY,THE FmST MATE; AND COLIN, THE JUVENILE AND LEADING MAN.HERE IT COMES, HERE IT COMES!HEY, LOOK UP THE RIVER, IT'S A SHOWBOATHERE IT COMES, HERE IT COMES!CHUG A LUG! CHUG A LUG! CHUG A LUG! HEY!HERE IT COMES!LOOK UP THE RIVER, THERE'S A BOAT A-COMINHUSH UP AND LISTEN TO THE MOTOR IillMMINIT'S A SHOWBOAT! GREAT LAND 0 ' GOSHEN!THERE'S A SHOWBOAT PULLIN IN TODAY.AINT NO DOUBTIN THERE'LL BE SONGS FOR SINGINGOTTA BE THERE SHOUTIN WHEN THE BELLS START RINGINON THE SHOWBOAT. GREAT LAND 0 ' GOSHEN!THERE'S A SHOWBOAT PULLIN IN TODAY.THE BOAT'S FINISHED DOCKINAND THE PADDLEWHEEL IS STOPPINLISTEN UP AND YOU'LL HEAR THE CAPTAIN SAY.CAPTAll COME ON DOWN! GATHER ROUND!ALLFOR TOMORROW WE HAVE TO SAIL AWAY.GRAB YOUR HAT, YOUKNOWTHATTIME'SA-WASTINAND YOU KNOW YOU'VE GOT NO TIME FOR HESITATINIT'S A SHOWBOATHERE IT COMES, HERE IT COMESHEREITCOMES,HEREITCOMESTHERE'S A SHOWBOAT HERE TODAY.

CAPTAINHello, hello, bello and hello again. Welcome to the showboat Welcome to the Magnolia Queen,the sweetest little showboat on theM ISS I S SIPPI. And we all know that spells . (waits forresponse) That's right! Now, we sure are glad that all you wonderful folks could make it heretoday because we have got a special treat for you. yes indeedl Today we are going to perlorm adramatic presentation of the works of Mister Mark Twain, known to some of you folks hereaboutsas Samuel Clemens. Yep! Today we are presenting the Adventures of Tom Sawyer andHuckleberry Fmn.DOLLYThat's right!HARLEYThat's right!COLINThat's right!ABIGAILThat's wrong! Captain, isn't today the day we were going to do the play about Cleopatra, theQueen of the Nile?CAPTAINWell Abigail, that's right, but.ABIGAILAnd wasn't I supposed to play the title role?HARLEYYou were going to play the Nile?ABIGAILNo, I was going to play Cleopatra. The most beautiful woman in the world.CAPTAINWell, you know as well as I that the Egyptian costumes aren't ready, so we bad to change theschedule. But you've got a good role in today's play.ABIGAILBut it's not the 'title' role.COLINCheer up. You can do the title role tomorrow.ABIGAILWhat play are we doing tomorrow?

COLINThe Ugly Ducllding.ABIGAILVery funny.CAPTAINNow come on. It's showtime. And the Show is Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. First thing todo is introduce you to our players. First.this is my wife- Dolly. Come say 'hello,' Dolly.DOLLYHello, everybody.CAPTAINDolly will be playing Aunt Polly. And she'll also be playing the schoolteacher. Anything else,Dolly?DOLLYNo, Captain. That's all. Don't you think that's enough?ABIGAIL(still a bit miffed about Cleopatra) I do.CAPTAINCome here, Abigail. This is Miss Abigail Andrews. Abigail will be playing Becky Thatcher, thesweet young thing that captures the heart of Tom Sawyer and - I am quite certain - many, manyothers.ABIGAILWhy, thankyou, Captain.CAPTAINThis gentleman here is Mister Harley Davis. Harley is my first mate and he is also one of he finestcharacter actors on the river.HARLEYAnd today I am proud to present my interpretation of the character of Jim. Friend and advisor toHuck Finn. Protector of Tom Sawyer. Guide to.CAPTAINYes, yes, Harley. Let's get on with itCOLINYes, let's do.

CAPTAINThis gentleman here is Colin Colby.COLINAnd I get to play Huckleberry Finn. The title role.ABIGAILOne of the title roles!HARLEYHey! Abbie has a point There is another title role. We need somebody to play Tom Sawyer.And there are some other roles that have to be covred.CAPTAINrn play them all. rm very versatile.DOLLYYou're also very old. Too old to play TomSawyer. You can do everything else, but not TomSawyer.COLINSo, what do we do about a Tom Sawyer?CAPTAINWe get one!HARLEYWhere?CAPTAINOut there! (he points to the audience)ALLHEY, THERE, YOU IN THE SECOND ROWOR YOU, THERE ON THE AISLEOR YOU, UP IN ROW SEVENTEENOR HOW ABOUT THAT FELLOW WITH THE SMILE?HEY THERE, YOU WITH THE CURLY HAIROR YOU, THERE ON ROW THREEWONDER WHO IT WILL BE?

TOM(standing up in the audience) Hey there! How about me? (He runs towards the stage) Look!Here! rm the perfect choice. (he goes onstage)COLINMaybe this wasn't such a good idea after alL Look at him.ABIGAILI like the way he looks.HARLEYHe seems very enthusiastic.COLINHe doesn't have freckles, does he?ABIGAILWhat?COLINOnly Huck Finn can have freckles.TOMWel, how about it?CAPTAINDolly, do we have a costume to fit this young man?DOLLYrn check. (she goes to a costume trunk)CAPTAINWhat's your name? ·TOMTom.CAPTAINNo. I mean your real name.TOMThat is my real name.s

ABIGAil.Oh? And I suppose your last name is 'Sawyer?" (to Colin) Ha, ha!TOMWell, not "Sawyer Ha Ha. Just "Sawyer."ABIGAil.You're kidding.TOMWell, kind of. My first name really is 'Tom.' But my last name isn't really 'Sawyer." I took it onas kind of a stage name. I've always wanted to be an actor.DOLLYHere. Try this. (Helps Tom into a jacket and hat.) It fits.HARLEYNow you look like a 'Tom Sawyer."CAPTAINThen I guess this means we can get this play started.COLINWait a minute. Doesn't anybody else get a costume?ABIGAil.Of course, we do. Silly. Everybody gets a costume.(MUSIC IN. THE UGHTS BEGIN TO STROBE. THEY ALLBEGIN TO CHANGE INTO THE COSTUMES THEY WILL WEAR IN THE FIRST SCENE OFTHE "PLAY." THRU THE STROBE WE SEE THE NAME OF THE MAGNOLIA QUEENSPELLED OUT IN UGHTS ON THE SIDE OF THE BOAT. WHEN THE STROBE STOPS WESEE EVERYONE STANDING IN FORMATION IN THEIR NEW COSTUMES.)ALLGRAB YOUR HAT, WE'VE GOT NO TIME FOR WAITINGOT NO TIME FOR DAWDLIN OR FOR HESITATINON THE SHOWBOATHERE IT COMES, HERE IT COMES, HERE IT COMES, HERE IT COMESTHERE'S A SHOWBOAT HERE TODAY. HEY!

CAPTAIN(stepping forward with a banjo) Adventure number one!(THE CAPTAIN PLAYS THE BANJO WlllLE THE OTHERSSET THE STAGE FOR THE WlllTEWASH SCENE. THE FENCE AND OTHER SET PIECESFOR THE "PLAY" ARE ACTUALLY PARTS OF THE SHOWBOAT THAT ARE REMOVEDAND REPLACED AS NEEDED.)CAPTAIN(When music ends) It was Saturday afternoon and it was Springtime. (TOM ENTERS) And TomSawyer had something on his mind.TOMWhere in tarnation is my fishing pole?CAPTAINYep! He wanted to go fishin'. But his Aunt Polly bad other ideas.POLLY(Dolly)(off) Tom Sawyer! (entering) Where are you?TOMI'm right here, Aunt Polly. Aunt Polly, have you seen my fishin rod?POLLYYep. Sure have. I hid it.TOMWhat?POLLYIf you'd wash inside those ears a little more regular you'd be able to hear what a body says the firsttime.TOMI thought you said you hid it.7

PollyThat's what I said.TomBut why?PollyWhy did I say it or why did I hide it?TomWhy did YOU hide it?PollyBecause, Tom sawyer, YOU are going to whitewash that fencefor me this afternoon or I'm going to know the reason why.TomAWW, AUnt Polly .PollyDon't you "aw" me, Tom sawyer. He starts to speak again save it! Now you take this bucket of whitewash and thesebrushes and you get to it. And I don't want to see anyshillY-shallying either, not if you ever want to see thatfishing pole again. understand?TomYes'm. PollY exits Who wants to whitewash some old fence.Jim Harley entering How ya doin Tom?TomHi, Jim. How you do . Hey, Jim.with this?Well, Tom, I'll tell youif she catches me helpinskin me alive. Now I'veTom, and I sure wouldn'tlater.oh all right, Jim.How about givin me a handJimlike it is. Your Aunt Polly saidyou to whitewash that fence, she'dgrown powerful fond of my skin,like o lose it. so, I'll see youTomBut . but . it sure is a shame.

JimWhat's a shame?oh . nothin, Jim.have any fun.TomIt's just a shame that . that you can'tJimFun?What kind of fun?TomWhY, whitewashing, of course.JimOh? Whitewashing is fun?course it is.TomWhy else would I ask you to help?JimTom, you've been out in the sun too long.TomNo, Jim. It's shore 'nuff fun. Try it.You've gone loco.You'll see.JimTom, I don't know .come on, ·Jim.Just try it.TomJimwell . He takes a brush and takes a couple of swipes at thefence. TomWhat did I tell you? Aint that fun?Jimwell, I guess so. entering Hey, Tom.Having fun.Huck colin Hi, Jim. say, Jim, whatcha doin?Jim

HuckHaving what?Fun, Huck.He's having fun.TomHuckLooks to me like he's whitewashing.Funny.TomThat's what he's doin, and that's just about the best kindof fun there is.HuckYou sick or somethin?TomI know you've never done any whitewashing, Huck, so I don'texpect you to know how much fun it really is.HuckAnd I aint sticking around to find out.TomWell, even if you were I couldn't let you.HuckWhY not?TomWell, my Aunt PollY is mighty partcular about this fence andshe don't let just "anybody" work on it.HuckWhat do you an "just anybody?" WhY I could be the bestwhitewasher in the county - if I wanted.TomOh, Huck, you do like to brag.HuckBrag?I'll show you.Oh, no, Huck.TomHuckNo? What's the matter with you?10

Tomwell, I'd like to give you a chance, but . oh, I justcan't.Huckcome on. I'll give you my dried frog's leg.What's it good for?curin warts.Possum grease is .HuckAll right. I'll throw in a piece of chewing gum.Tomone piece?Huckwell, I aint even chewed it yet.Okay.Grab a brush. grabs a brush TomHuckMove over, Jim.TomI wish there was another brush, so I could have some funtoo. You fellas are doin a real fine job. off Tom.Oh, my gosh.Tom sawyer.Aunt Polly.I'm not finished yet.PollyAre you working ont tTomGimme those brushes.Jimfence?

TomDeals off.HuckYou chewed my gum yet? (Tom raises his hand to his mouth Deals on! TOM STRUGG ES WITH THEM FOR THEBRUSHES. POL Y ENTERS )PollYWhat's this? (JIM AMD HUCK - ET GO OF THE BRUSHES AND TOMFA s So!wangled yourself some help anyway! Jim, Ithought I told you to let Tom do this fence.Miss Polly, I .And Huck Finn, themorning.JimPollYWidow Douglas been looking for you allHuckoh, then I guess I better be goin .Pollystay put! Since you all like whitewashing so much, supposeyou finish up this fence, and then you get started on theback fence. they start to object save it! And see thatyou do a good job. or you just might have to do it all overagain - tomorrow. exits HuckTom sawyefr, I'm gonna ring your neck.JimAnd guess who's gonna help him?TomAw fellas, can't you take a little joke? And if one fencewas fun, just think what two fences will be,I'll show youGood idea. un.HuckI'm gonna whitewash you.Jim HUCK GRABS A BRUSH AND GOES AFTER TOM.JIM PICKS UP THE BUCKET AND FOLLOWS. THEY CHASE TOM UNTILHUCK GETS HIM CORNERED.

we'vegot you now.HuckTomFellas, this is no way to treat a fishin buddy.Hucksome buddy, Tom, some buddy . This white stripepaint down your back will show everybody what aare.Jimwait a minute, Huck. He's right. We're fishinWe've got to stick together. Through thick andTomYeh. Thick and thin. And whitewashin too.I'm gonnaskunk youbuddies.thin.HuckBut he already chewed my gum, Jim.JimYou gotta be big about it, Huck. cause that's what buddies.do.TomYeh. ( Tom, Jim and Huck. Buddies. Forever. Tom!··. . . , Jim!Huckleberry Finn!Buddies!JimHuckAll they sing TOM, JIM, HUCKLEBERRY FINNIF YOU DIDN'T HEAR IT THEN, WE WILL TELL YOU ONCE AGAINTOM, JIM, HUCKLEBERRY FINNA HAPPY GO LUCKY THREEWE'RE BIRDS OF A FEATHER AND WE'RE GONNA FLOCK TOGETHER DOWN BY THE RIVER WHERE THE FISH WE'LL DELIVERWE SEEM KINDA CRAZY AND TO SOME WE'RE KINDA LAZYCAUSE WE DON'T RUSH AND SCURRY IF WE AINT IN A HURRY.' 12

TOM, JIM, HUCKLEBERRY FINNIF YOU DIDN'T HEAR IT THEN WE Wll.L TELL YOU ONCE AGAINTOM, JIM, HUCKLEBERRY FINNA HAPPY GO LUCKY THREE.(THEY DO A SHORT DANCE THEN.)TOM, JIM, HUCKLEBERRY FINNIF YOU DIDN'T HEAR IT THEN WE Wll.L TELL YOU ONCE AGAINTOMI'M TOMJIMI'M JIMHUCKI'M HUCKLEBERRY FINNALLA HAPPY GO LUCKY THREEWE'RE HAPPY GO LUCKYHAPPY GO LUCKYHAPPY GO LUCKYHAPPY GO LUCKYHAPPY GO LUCKY THREE.(THEY FREEZE IN THEIR FINAL POSE AND A LIGHT PIKSUP THE CAPTAIN ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE STAGE.)CAPTAINNow wasn't that somethin? That Tom Sawyer can be a sly one when he wants to. But you haven'tseen anything yet He gets into the worse predicaments! Like that time outside the schoolhousewhen the schoolteacher.Miss Allen is her name.well, I wont tell you. I'll just let you see foryourself. Oh, remember.my wife Dolly is gonna play the schoolteacher. She didn't want you toforget Okay, adventure number two!(MUSIC IN AND TOM, JIM AND HUCK BREAK THEIRFREEZE AND REPLACE THE FENCE. A SIGN IS PLACED ON A DOORFRAME THAT SAYS"SCHOOLHOUSE " AND THE SCENE IS SET FOR THE SCHOOLYARD.)SCHOOLTEACHER(Dolly)I'll see you in the morning, Becky./'f

BECKYThen why were you walking with her?TOMI wasn't walkin with her. She was walkin with me!BECKYI fail to see the difference!(MISS ALLEN RETURNS AND STANDS, LISTENING)TOMBecky, don't be that way. After all, we're engaged.BECKYNot anymore Tom Sawyer.HUCK(entering) Come on, Tom. We've got to divvy up these fish.TOMWait a minute, Huck.TEACHERYes, by all means .wait a minute.TOMYipes!TEACHERTom Sawyer, why weren't you;"1school today?TOMOh, I can explain, Miss Allen. Can't I Huck?HUCKSure he can. (to Tom) Can you?TEACHERWell, I'm waiting./0

TOMWell, you see.my.my cousin. Yes, my cousin .Tomasina. .TEACHERYes? Your cousin.Tomasina?TOMMy cousin., Tomasina, from the next county.she came to visit and I had to stay home to .toentertain her. Seein as she came all that way .and such.TEACHEROh, I see. And who is entertaining your cousin now?TOMHuh?TEACHERWhere is your cousin now?TOMAt home. My home. With my Aunt Polly.TEACHERWell, I would just love to meet her. rll go right over.TomNo!TEACHERNo? Would you rather bring her here?TOMYes.BECKY AND HUCKYes?TOMImean.no.TEACHERNo?TOMI mean. yes./7

TEACHERGood! you get her and ru wait right here.TOMGet her?TEACHER(Jet her!TOMYes, ma'am. (He slinks off)HUCKUh-oh. This aint good.TEACHERHuck Finn. The Widow Douglas bas been looking for you. Goodness knows why she waslooking here. She must know you never come to school. The poor Widow has taken you on asher cross to bear, and a heavy cross it is. Since your father does not see it as his duty to see thatyou come here for your proper schooling, I think it best that you not come around here at all. Youare a bad influence.HUCKHey, no need for name calling. I aint no bad.bad.in.BECKYBad influence. It means .HUCKDon't matter what it means. I aint it. What I am is a bad boy.TEACHERYou're that too.HUCKYeb, and it's fun.IT'S SUCH FUN BEIN A BAD BOY.DON'T YOU WISH YOU COULDHAVE THE FUN OF BEIN A BAD BOY?WHY WOULD ANYONE EVER WANT TO BE GOOD?LOOK AT ME, FREE AS THE WINDI"VE GOT NO CARES OR WOES.EARTH AND SKY- THESE ARE MY FRIENDS,DON'T WANT NOBODY TO TELL ME WHERE I SHOULD GO.! 6

TEACHERHUCKLEBERRY CAN'T YOU SEE THAT'S NO WAY TO BEBECKYYOULL GROW UP TO BE A FOOLHUCKTHAT'S BETIER THAN ADAYIN SCHOOLTEACHERHAVE TO LEARN TO READ AND WRITEHUCKTEACHER YOU AINT WRAPPED TOO TIGHTBECKYONE DAY WHEN YOU"RE OLD AND GRAYHUCK(aside) Like Her?BECKYYOULL LOOK BACK AND YOU WILL SAYTEACHER AND BECKYIT'S NO FUN BEIN A BAD BOYDON'T YOU WISH YOU COULDHAVE THE FUN OF BEIN A NICE BOYIT'S MUCH BETIER FOR YOU TO TRY TO BE GOOD.TEACHERYOU SOULD LEARN TO READYOU SHOULD LEARN TO SPELLINSTEAD YOU FOOL AROUNDHUCKBUT FOOLIN'S MIGHTY SWELLI TELL YAIT'S SUCH FUN BEIN A BAD BOYEVERYBODY SHOULD TRY ITFOR IT'S GREA1LY MISUNDERSTOOD.WHY WOULD ANYONE EVER WANT TO BEANY OTHER WAY THAN LIKE ME?WHY WOULD ANYONE EVER WANT TO BE GOOD?TEACHER AND BECKYNO FUN BEIN A BAD BOYIf

HUCKWHAT FUN BEIN A BAD BOYHUCKBECKY AND TEACHERNO FUNYOU SHOULD TRY TO BE GOOD.SUCH FUNNEVER WANT TO BE GOOD.(TOM ENTERS DRESSED AS "TOMASINA." HE MAKES AVALIANT BUT NOT VERY SUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT AT A FALSETTO.)TOMExcuse me. I say.pardon me.BECKYTom Sawyer? Is that you under there?TOMShush, Becky. You'll give me away.TEACHEROh, lookie here.You must be Tomasina.TOMYes, Ma'am.BECKYI don't believe this.HUCKJumpin Jehosaphat!TEACHERSuch a strong family resemblance. Why you look enough like Tom to be his twin sister.HUCKSure does.TEACHERBy the way, where is Tom?TOMOh.he had to run an errand for my Aunt Polly.

TEACHEROh. of course. He's such a sweet boy.TOMYes'm. My favorite cousin.TEACHERrm sure he is. And you;'re such a sweet thing too, Tomasina. Would you like a piece ofpeppermint candy? Sweets for the sweet!TOMThankyou. rd love a piece.TEACHERHave two pieces. You can save one for later on.TOMThankyou. (He reaches down and raises his skirt to put the candy into his pocket. .sees everyonestaring. .realizes what he's doing and quickly drops the skirt and smooths it down.TEACHERWhat were you going to do with the candy, Tomasina?TOMOh.l sometimes carry my pocketbook under there.TEACHEROh, really? How unusual. Let me see.TOMHuh?(MISS ALLEN YANKS THE SKIRT DOWN AROUND TOM'SANKLES. AS TOM REACHES TO PULL UP THE SKIRT, MISS ALLEN PULLS OFF IllS WIG.TOM GRABS WIG AND THEY REPEAT THE BUSINESS.)TOMMiss Allen, I can explain.TEACHERDon't even try it, Tom Sawyer. Playin hooky and then thinkin you could fool me in this tackyhalloween costume. Well, we'll just see what your Aunt Polly has to say about your 'cousinTomasina.' (starts off) rll see you tomorrow, Becky. Out of my way, Huck Finn. (turning back)What a licking you are going to get. (she leaves.)21

(Huck and Becky are laughing and pointing at Tom)TOMWhat's so funny?HUCKYou are.BECKYYou look mighty funny standing there with your hair in your hand.TOMAw, Becky, Quit itHUCKMiss Thatcher. May I introduce you to Miss Sawyer.TOMCut it out Huck.HUCK(sings)THERE SHE GOES- TOMASINA SAWYERDRESSED IN GINGHAM BLUETHERE SHE GOES- TOMASINA SAWYERDEAR TOMASINA rLLALWAYSBETRUETOYOU.BECKYLOVE YOUR HAIR, TOMASINA SAWYERMY WHAT LOVELY CURLSSTANDING THERE IN THE TEACHER'S FOYERYOU MAKE A FETCIDNG AND OH, SO BEWITCIDNG GIRL.HUCK AND BECKYHAVE YOU SEEN HER? THE NEW GIRL IN TOWN?LOVELY AS SHE CAN BEHAVE YOU SEEN HER SASHAY AROUND?LET'S HAVE HER IN FOR TEA.THERE SHE GOES- TOMASINA SAWYERWONDER WHAT SHE'LL DO?THERE SHE GOES- TOMASINA SAWYER, TOMASINA SAWYERBETTER KNOWN AS THOMAS TO YOU.HUCKSUCH A FETCIDNG BIT OF FEMININITYTOMASINA, YOU'RE A DREAM

BECKYBET YOU'RE GONNA TAKE THE BOYS AWAY FROM METOMMY, DON'T YOU TH1NK THAT'S MEAN?HUCK AND BECKYONCE A FRIEND AND A PALNOW, HE'S ONE OF THE GALS.THERE SHE GOES- TOMASINA SAWYERONE GIRL IN A FEWTHERE SHE GOES, TOMASINA SAWYER, TOMASINA SAWYERBEITER KNOWN AS THOMAS TO YOU.(THEY LAUGH AND RUN OFF WITH TOM CHASING AS THECAPTAIN MOVES INTO IllS LIGHT. AS THE CAPTAIN SPEAKS HE PUTS ON IDS PERCYPERKINS VEST TO COMPLETE IllS COSTUME FOR THE SQUARE DANCE.)CAPTAINlike I said.Tom Sawyer had a real talent for stirrin up a mess. Oh, speaking of sti.rrin up.thatreminds me of that church picnic where Percy Perkins was stirring the punch and found a pickle init. That's right.a pickle in the punch. And you know who bad something to do with it gettingthere. Uh-huh! Adventure number three.(THE MUSIC FOR THE SQUARE DANCE BEGINS ANDEVERYONE RUNS ON FOR THE DANCE. AS THEY DANCE THEY ARE ALSO SETIING UPTHE SCENE -A PICNIC TABLE WITH A PUNCH BOWL AND VARIOUS ITEMS OF FOOD,A PICKLE BARREL, AND SEVERAL PICNIC CLOTHS SPREAD ABOUT THE GROUND. THEDANCE ENDS AND.)POLLYP.ercy Perkins, I don't think I've ever see you having such a good time at one of these picnics.PERCYI am having a good time, Miss Polly.POLLYTom Sawyer! Get your hands out of that pickle barrel. (Turns her attention back to Percy)HUCKI'll get a pickle, Tom.BECKYBetter not. You'll get caught.2S

HUCK(Mimicing Becky) Better not, you'll get caught. Why don't you go look for Tom's cousin Sid?You two ought to get along just fine.TOMLet her be, Huck.(HUCK REACHES FOR A PICKLE AS JIM COMES IN)POLLYJim, did the Widow Douglas bring one of her rhubarb pies?JIMDon't know. Ask Huckleberry.(HUCK TOSSES PICKLE TO TOM AS POLLY TURNS TO HIM)POLLYHuckleberry, did the Widow Douglas bring over.HUCKSure did.POLLYHow did you know what I was gonna ask about?HUCKDon't matter. Whatever it is, it's gotta be here. The Widow had me carrying everything but theouthouse over here this momin'. Tired me out somethin terrible.(WHEN POLLY TURNS BACK TO PERCY TOM TOSSES THEPICKLE BACK TO HUCK WHO LOOKS FOR A PLACE TO HIDE IT. HE DROPS IT IN THEPUNCHBOWL)POLLYThat boy! Percy, I declare, rve danced so much today my heart is beating faster than a turkey'swings on Thanksgiving morning. And this Saturday afternoon sun is making me so warm.PERCYWhat you need is some of my special lemonade.POLLYSpecial? What makes it special?

PERCYOh, I can't tell you that. Secret recipes aren't a secret anymore when everybody knows about 'em.JIMPercy does make good lemonade, Miss Polly. I had some earlier. It's nice and tart.POLLYWell, you just better dip me out a cup, Percy.PERCYNo sooner said than done. (He dips a ladle into the bowl and hits the pickle.) What's this?Something is in here. (he pulls out the pickle) What in the world!POLLYMercy, Percy. You make your lemonade with pickles? Well, that is special. But you know, rmnot as thirsty as I thought I was.PERCYWho put this pickle in my lemonade?POLLYYou mean, you didn't?PERCYNo, I didn't.(POLLYThen who. ? (Shoots a glance over at Tom) Tom Sawyer!TOMNow, Aunt Polly, don't go jumpin to any conclusions.PERCY(Heading towards Huck shaking the pickle) Huck Finn, why do you smell like pickle juice?HUCk(Grabs pickle) Here, Tom. Catch(HUCK THROWS PICKLE TO TOM BUT HE THROWS IT TOOHARD AND TOM HAS TO REACH UP TO CATCH IT. WHEN HE DOES HE FALLSAGAINST POLLY WHO PUSHES lDM AWAY. TOM FALLS AGAINST PERCY WHO FALLSAGAINST HUCK WHO FALLS AGAINST JIM, KNOCKING JIM TO THE GROUND. JIMWINDS UP SmiNG ON A PIE.)

JIMUh-oh! Miss Polly, I think I found that pie you were lookin for.PERCYWhy are you young scamps always messing about? Can't you find anything constructive to dowith your time ? Is there some.?(HUCK HAS GONE TO THE PICNIC TABLE, PICKED UPSO"ME FOOD (BANANA? MUFFIN?) AND STUFFED IT INTO PERCY'S MOUTH. PERCYTRIES TALKING WITH FOOD IN MOUTH, THEN PULLS IT OUT AND SCREAMS.)GET EM OUT! GET EM OUT! GET EM OUT! GET EM OUT!POLLYTOM SAWYER, HOW MANY TIMES.?TOMBUT, IDIDNT AUNTPOLLYBECKYHUCK. YOU S"MELLHUCKWHO CARES?JIMIT'S RHUBARB PIE!PERCYWHAT'S GOIN ON HERE?GET EM OUT! GET EM OUT! GET EM OUT! GET EM OUT!POLLYTORE MY APRONJIM(WITH PIE) SQUASHED IT SOPOLLY"MERCY, PERCYJIMIT'S PIE NO MO

PERCYrMALLRIGHTJIMTASTY THOUGHBECKYHUCK, YOU SMELL.HUCKWHO CARES?PERCYI GOT LEMONADE ON MY TIEJIMI GOT A TASTE OF RHUBARD PIEPOLLYI GOT PICKLE JUICE IN MY EYEALL(Except Tom and Huck)WHY!WHO CAN WE BLAME FOR THE MESS WE'RE INPOLLYTOM SAWYER!PERCYHUCKLEBERRY FINN!TOM AND HUCKSTICKIN IT OUT THRU TlllCK AND TmNALLWHAT CAN YOU DO?SKIP TO M'LOUSKIP TO M'LOU MY DARLIN'.BLACKOUT(IN THE BLACK THE PICNIC IS STRUCK AND JOE'S CABINIS SET UP. A LIGHT PICKS UP THE CAPTAIN)

CAPTAINLet me catch my breath. All of this carryin on is enough to wear out a body good and proper.(Takes a deep breath) All right. Adventure number four. (We hear the sound of Tom Tomsbeating) Tom and Huck were never ones to leave well enough alone. When Muff Potter was putin jail for something he didn't do, it wess Tom that proved that Muff Potter was innocent and that itwas Injun Joe that was guilty. But, Joe got away, and instead of keeping their distance Tom andHuck went snooping around Joe's cabin. What happened? Like I said. Adventure number four!(TOM AND HUCK ENTER THE CABIN AS THE CAPTAINLEAVES.)TOMHuck, maybe it wasn't such a good idea to come up here.HUCKIt was your idea. As long as we're here, we might as well take a look around.TOMJoe sure has a lot of junk in here.HUCKIt aint a1 junk. rll bet some of it is valuable stuff. (Picks up a sack)TOMWhat's in there?HUCKJust some tomatoes. They smell pretty ripe.TOM(Takes sack and sniffs) They aint ripe. They're rotten!HUCK(Picking up a small tin) Look here. It's Joe's lizard dust.TOMLizard dust? Looks like a pepper tin to me.HUCKTaint. It's lizard dustTOMHorse pucky! Let me see.

TOM GRABS THE TIN. WHATEVER IS IN THETIN FLIES OUT IN HIS FACE AND HE DROPS THE TOMATOES ANDSNEEZES. HUCK TAKES THE TIN AND STEPS ON THE TOMATOES What did you do that for?HuckTomI told you it was pepper. he is still sneezing HuckYou made me step on Joe's tomatoes . They're squashed allover the floor . Give me your handkercheif so I can clean itup. THERE IS A NOISE OUTSIDE Tomsomebody's here.HuckWhat do you mean somebody? It must be Joe.hide. Will you stop that sneezing!we've got toTomI'm trying!Huckcome here. Get down on the floor. Tom does as he is toldand Huck covers him over with a blanket. And pinch yournose or somethin. Huck takes a last wipe at the floor andhides under the table. JOE ENTERS. HE IS CARRYING SOME POTSAND PANS TIED TOGETHER. THIS IS THE NOISE WE HEARD. HE PUTSTHEM ON THE TABLE AND STARTS TO UNTIE THEM. TOM SNEEZES. JoeWhat's that? I heard noise. looking around someone here? pulls out his hatchet someone in my cabin? notices stainon floor What's this? he walks around the table. Tomsneezes again and Joe turns towards the blanket The blanketsneezed! something very funny going on here.00 JOE STALKS THE BLANKET EVENTUALLYUNCOVERING TOM. HUCK COMES OUT OF HIDING TO HELP TOM AND ACHASE ENSUES ENDING WITH HUCK HITTING JOE WITH A BREAKAWAYBOTTLE AND KNOCKING HIM OUT.

HUCKWe better get out of here before he wakes up.TOMY eh. Let's go.(JOE WAKES UP AND CHECKS AROUND CABIN. HEGATHERS UP IDS POTS AND PANS AND GOES OFF TO NURSE HIS HEAD WOUND. WEHEAR VOICES WHISPERING "TillS WAY?" "YES." ETC. THEN POLLY AND JIM CUMEINTO VIEW.)POLLYCareful, Jim.JIMMaybe you should wait outside, Miss Polly.POLLYI've come all this way, I might as well see this thru. Besides, I don't want to stay out here alone.JIMWell, come on, then. Let's do it(THEY GO INSIDE THE CABIN)POLLYAre you sure Tom and Huck were coming up here?JIMI'm sure. I beard them ta1kin just as clear as day.POLLYWell, if they were here, it doesn't look like they're here now.JIM(Looking at floor) What's this?POLLYWhat's what?JIMThis red stuff.POLLYRed stuff?30

JIMYeh. (Reaches down to touch floor)POLLYStop! Don't touch thatJIMWhy not?POLLYThat's Hood. (pointing under table) What's that?JIM(picking up handkerchief) Oh, no!POLLYWhat is it. Jim?JIMOh, Miss Polly. Brace yourself. This is Tom's Handkerchief. And. .it's covered with.blood.POLLYBlood? Blood? Red blood?JIMWell, yes'm. Aint that the only kind there is?POLLYWait a minute? How do you know that's Tom's hankerchief? I always put Tom's initials on hisclothes. His initials would be embroidered in the comer if that were Tom's handkerchief. Sounless it says T. S. right there.(DURING HER SPEECH JIM HAS COME TO HER HOLDINGTHE HANDKERCHIEF OPEN TO POINT OUT THE INITIALS.)JIMRight here?POLLYYes, right there. (She breaks into tears.) Ob. Jim, what are we going to do? Tom is gone. We'llnever find him. He's probably been chopped up and thrown in the river. To destroy the evidence.JIMNow, calm down, Miss Polly. (He too is sniffling)01

TOMUh-uh, Huck. That aint us.PREACHERThe boys are no longer with us.HUCKThat's what he thinks.PREACHERDue to unfortunate circumstances, not even their remains are with us. But, hopefully, whereverthey are, they can hear us today.HUCKOb, loud and clear, Preacher. Loud and clear.PREACHERSo, it is only fitting that we say a few words in praise of these boys. Speak what is in our hearts.Speak as the spirit moves you.(HUCK HAS PULLED OUT A PEA SHOOTER AND SHOOTSA BEAN AT JIM TO GET IDS ATTENTION)JIM(Clutching the appropriate spot) Ow! I think I feel the spirit moving me right now!!PREACHERGlory!JIMWell, what can I say? I remember those boys so well. We were buddies. Tom. Jim. HuckleberryFinn. And there are so many things to say about them.And some of those things must be good.But.for the life of me I can't think of one right now.POLLYWell, as Tom's aunt, rve got more cause to grieve than anybody. Now that he's gone, I mean.I know . .he was shiftless. And lazy. And ornery. And cagey. But.he was a good boy!TOMHuck, I think rm gonna cry.HUCKYeh. It really is touching, aint it?POLLYOb, how many times did I tan his hide! And he would bold his head and cry. But. he aint gonnacry no more.JJ

PREACHERTHEY AINT GONNA CRY NO MORETHEY AINT GONNA CRY NO MORETHEY LEFT THEIR STRIFE FOR A BETTER LIFEAND THEY AINT GONNA CRY NO MORE(THEY HUM UNDER AS BECKY SPEAKS)BECKYOh, why did I have to break our engagement? I even gave him back his genuine imitation solidbrass doorknob. It was an engagement present So, now I don;'t even have that to remember himby.ALLTHEY AINT GONNA CRY NO MORE.JIMSOMETIMES YOULL FEEL LONELYSOMETIMES YOULL FEEL BLUEJUST REMEMBER THAT THEY'RE RIGHT ABOVE US NOWAND THEY'RE LOOKIN DOWN ON YOU.ALLAND THEY AINT GONNA CRY NO MORETHEY AINT GONNA CRY NO MORETHEY LEFT THEIR STRIFE FOR A BETTER LIFEAND THEY AINT GONNA CRY NO MORE.JIMDON'T LET SORROW HOLD YOUJUST WIPE YOUR TEARS AWAYCAUSE TOM AND HUCK AINT REALLY GONETHEY'VE JUST PASSED AWAY.ALLTHEY AINT GONNA CRY NO MORETHEY AINT GONNA CRY NO MORETHEY LEFT THEIR STRIFE FOR A BETTER LIFEAND THEY AINT GONNA CRY NO MORE.(THE MUSIC AND SINGING RISE TO A FEVERISH PITCHAND TOM AND HUCK- CARRIED AWAY WITH THE SPIRIT OF THE MOMENT- JOIN INTHE CLAPPING AND SINGING. ONE BY ONE THE MOURNERS NOTICE THE BOYS ANDSTOP SINGING UNTil. THEY ARE SINGING ALONE. BECKY SCREAMS ANDEVERYTHING COMES TO A HALT.)BECKYTom! Huck! W

TOM Well, not "Sawyer Ha Ha. Just "Sawyer." ABIGAil. You're kidding. TOM Well, kind of. My first name really is 'Tom.' But my last name isn't really 'Sawyer." I took it on as kind of a stage name. I've always wanted to be an actor. DOLLY Here. Try this. (Helps Tom into a jacket and hat.) It fits. HARLEY Now you look like a 'Tom Sawyer." CAPTAIN

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